UAE

August 28, 2014

Number plates in Dubai haven’t changed for decades
11:55 GMT

Vehicles registered in Dubai will soon have number plates with new designs as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is working on plans to replace the existing designs and colours.

Dubai Expo 2020 is expected to host up to 300,000 visitors during peak time (Image: Khaleej Times)
06:58 GMT

Planning for Dubai Expo 2020 has entered the next phase, organizers said in a statement Wednesday.

August 27, 2014

Residential rents dropped by 2.9 percent in the first half of 2014 (File/AFP)
12:26 GMT

Dubai residential rents have dropped slightly in the first half of 2014 by 2.0 percent according to a recent report from the Phidar's House Price Index.

The new Geant supermarket will be the biggest in Abu Dhabi (Image: Geant)
11:30 GMT

Aldar Properties announced another significant phase in the pre-opening of the widely anticipated Yas Mall, due to launch in November 2014.

The completion of the refurbishment is set for 2016 (Image: MAF)
09:12 GMT

Mall of the Emirates has entered the second phase of a major refurbishment plan, carried out by leading developer, Majid Al Futtiam (MAF).

The project is due to be completed in late 2015 (Image: Tecom Investments)
07:50 GMT

Tecom Investments launched a new 440-villa project close to its DuBiotech business park in Dubai, due for completion in Q4, 2015, according to the National.

Dubai’s households spend between Dh37,000 and Dh85,000 each year
06:24 GMT

Dubai’s impressive average spending power of Dh53,000 ($14,400) per household per year has seen the retail sector riding a wave of growth to reach record figures, a report said.

August 26, 2014

The air strikes were against Islamic militias near Tripoli. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT

Air strikes by Egypt and the UAE were launched against anti-government militias in Libya last week, senior U.S. officials revealed.

Lucas Podolski
14:19 GMT

The Arsenal manager has been forced to re-think the German's future ahead of Wednesday's clash with Besiktas after Olivier Giroud was ruled out for 10 weeks with a foot injury

Adnoc will take over 75 service stations in agreement with Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Image: Znews)
11:42 GMT

Abu Dhabi's Adnoc Distribution has bought 34 Emarat service stations and a fuel depot in Sharjah.

Almost 60,000 Chinese tourists checked into Abu Dhabi hotels in H1, an increase of 189 percent from the previous year (File/AFP)
08:05 GMT

Abu Dhabi has seen a huge rise in Chinese visitors in H1 according to the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority following a Chinese Visitor Summit in the Emirate.

August 25, 2014

Gary poses with his "Since I Saw You Last" tour DVD! (Image: Facebook)
13:34 GMT

Take That frontman Gary Barlow to close his "Since I Saw You Last" tour in the UAE.

The Specialist Services deal follows a previous project triumph for the same development by Leighton Offshore (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT

Dubai's Specialist Services won a contract from Petrofac to build local equipment and control rooms for its Island Surface Facilities Project.

Around 607 apartments will be leased out at the Gate Towers development on Al Reem Island (Image: Urbanarches)
08:41 GMT

Abu Dhabi's leading property development company, Aldar Properties, secured a bulk deal to lease 607 apartments to hospital employees working for a medical clinic.

Hotel revenues went up by 10.9 percent in the first half 2014 (File)
07:31 GMT

Dubai's hotel industry welcomed over 5.8 million tourists in the first half of the year with revenues reaching £3.18 billion, up by 10.9 percent.